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Die Puppe

(Movie) Ernst Lubitsch, 1919

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by Bob Hendrikx on 02/02/2011:

Notes on DIE PUPPE [film 1919] [score 2004]

Silent Movie – 1919 Version: 48 minutes
Director: Ernst Lubitsch [1892-1947]
First Screened: 5 December 1919

Restored Version: 58 minutes
Screening of DIE PUPPE with first performance of Morricone's score: 3 May 2004
Location: Auditorium del Goethe Institut di Roma
Live performance by Ensemble AleaNova: Alessandro Sbordoni, Daniela Del Monaco, Igor Fiorini, Giovanni Guaccero, Paolo Marchettini, Gianfranco Tedeschi.
"Sonorizzazione dal vivo [live soundtrack] del film DIE PUPPE di Ernst Lubitsch con la partitura 'Multipla' di Ennio Morricone adattata ed eseguita dal [adapted and performed by] gruppo AleaNova". – D21 – 25,29 October

"Random score by Ennio Morricone"
"Morricone's score is formed by a very large set of sound materials, though leaving room for improvisation"
"Three different types of musical material: melody, harmony and rhythm"
"Morricone used this paradigm/pattern in scores such as L'UCCELLO DALLE PIUME DI CRISTALLO" [1969]

Listen to 3-minute clip: – "AUDIO"

Morricone's score [2004] for DIE PUPPE [1919] has yet to be released on CD.

Two other silent movies scored by Ennio Morricone:
LA SIGNORA DELLE CAMELIE [film 1915] [score 1992]
RICHARD III [film 1912] [score 1997]

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